ARM unveils VR processors especially for VR and AR

June 4, 2017, 2:16 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar


ARM, the British semiconductor firm announced a new series of processor. These processors are specially made for virtual reality and augmented reality video gaming.

According to ARM officials, they are trying to offer the potential of distributed intelligence to the device vendors. These would include things like artificial intelligence, use of 4K imaging, 5G wireless.

The new processors will allow the manufacturers to have 8 cores in one cluster.

The new processors are Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A75. These chipsets are designed to work alongside Mali-G72 graphics processor.

The officials said, “The world is shifting to AI and VR technology. It’ high time that the processors also developed to deal with this change.”

Cortex-A75 will have more than 50% improvement compared to the current devices. This process has been designed for laptops and high screen smartphones. This processor is fully VR ready. ARM also confirmed that this processor could be used in self-driving cars.

MALI G72 have also been designed for VR mobile video gaming. The device has been equipped with machine learning that will improve frame rates, responsiveness.

Mali G72 will offer more than 25% increase in the performance compared to the previous model. This processor has many new features like foveated rendering, anti-aliasing, Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (allows textures and image quality to be compressed in the less critical area that saves power).